Local News

  • Fox Chase officials decide what roads to be resurfaced

     FOX CHASE - Roads will be improved in the city of Fox Chase, but it’s not an invitation to speed up.

    The city council approved a contract with Mago Construction for improvements on four streets.

    At a previous meeting, mayor Owen Taylor divided the council into two groups, asking each to look over bids received by the city and determining the best bid. Both groups suggested the Mago bid, at a price of $74,769.

    Mayo was selected over competing bids from Louisville Paving and R.L. Harrison.

  • Man arrested after standoff in Zoneton

     ZONETON -- A Zoneton man has been charged with three counts after holding law enforcement officials at bay for five hours Monday evening.

    John P. Beard, 42, was charged with wanton endangerment, assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    According to the citation, Bullitt County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Stave Mill Road around 6:38 p.m. The report was that a man had a sawed-off shotgun in his possession.

  • Former Sunrise counselor charged for second time for improper actions


    ELIZABETHTOWN — For the second time in the past month, a former counselor with Spring Meadows Center in Mount Washington has been arrested.

    Stephanie Jo Emory, 29, of Elizabethtown, was arrested on Thursday in Hardin County.

    Emory has been charged with have a then-14-year-old boy from the residential home to her home in November, according to The News-Enterprise.

    According to the arrest warrant, Emory had sexual relations with the teenager.

  • Narcotics unit makes two major seizures

     The Bullitt County Narcotics Unit made two major busts recently.

    On March 13, detectives conducted an investigation involving the distibution of marijuana.

    They seized 25 pounds of marijuana, three handguns and approximately $4,000.

    At least three individuals are expected to be indicted. Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information is available.

    On March 28, three individuals were arrested after a major bust.

  • Birthday Salute to Brenton Seeders

     Several hundred individuals of all ages and from all parts of the county converged on the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football field that Brenton Scott Seeders loved to play on.

    In honor of Brenton’s eighth birthday, family and friends let off balloons in his honor.

    The Mount Washington Colt competitor died suddenly on Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of seven. He was a second grader at Freedom Elementary.

  • Fight on drugs turns to focus on major cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As a private citizen the past few years, Donnie Tinnell may have wondered if there was a working drug task force in Bullitt County.

    There hadn’t been a lot of publicity.

    There were no weekly press conferences.

    So, as he was appointed to fill out the remaining 22 months of sheriff David Greenwell’s term, Tinnell would definitely have the opportunity to see how much drug activity was being investigated.

  • 'Shack'led: Fire causes traffic issues in Shepherdsville

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - A structure fire led to a road closure in Shepherdsville Tuesday morning.

  • MW Lions Club collects old pill bottles for another use overseas

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Finding time to volunteer can be difficult, but what if it was as easy as putting empty pill bottles into a box rather than a trash can?

    Mount Washington Lion Gary Meredith is heading an empty-pill bottle collection to send overseas.

    “A lot of these places overseas don’t have anything to dispense medicine in, so they’re being handed their pills to put in their pockets or whatever they can find,” Meredith said.

  • Bernheim makes largest acquisition since inception with Simon property

     CLERMONT - Where forestry and conservation are concerned, Bernheim Forest officials never want their efforts to level off.

    Thanks to the acquisition of almost 1,000 acres connecting to the forest, known as the Big Level, Bernheim will be able to increase natural habitats and expand current conservation efforts.

  • Transportation Cabinet alerts drivers of travel impacts in Georgia

      FRANKFORT - With several school districts observing spring break next week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) alerts motorists of closures on I-85 near the Piedmont Road roadway in Atlanta, Georgia. Travelers should use alternate routes and avoid areas impacted by the closure.

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency on Thursday, March 30 when sections of a bridge on I-85 collapsed due to a fire. The cause of the fire is unknown. Georgia officials have not determined how long repairs are expected to take.